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For Quality Ignition Interlock, Be an Informed Consumer

An Ignition Interlock Device (IID) is a proven way to get back on the road safely after a DUI violation. But one of the first steps is finding a company you can trust. In many ways, choosing the highest-quality Ignition Interlock program is no different than selecting any other product or provider. By following a few easy tips, you can be an informed consumer.

It’s important to choose the program that’s right for you from Day One. With a little homework – and seeing through false or misleading information – you can save money and headaches on a quality Ignition Interlock program you can count on.

Watch Out for “Official-Looking” Notices

Smart Start has been around for more than 27 years. That gives us a huge advantage: We have seen just about every marketing gimmick there is. And none is more shady or unfair than a company leading you to believe that they’re part of the official monitoring jurisdiction.

Watch for official-looking notices disguised to look like they came from your state or court monitoring authority. Don’t believe it.

States and courts have differences in their laws, but no official communication will talk about the advantages of one company over others. If you get a communication that doesn’t clearly state that it’s from your monitoring authority, it’s not.

Smart Start is different. You’ll choose us for the highest-quality Ignition Interlock because we’re the best.

Look for Trust, Expertise and Convenience

Smart Start is the leading IID provider in the U.S. and worldwide, with service centers in 22 countries. That’s because our customers trust us to help them successfully complete their Ignition Interlock requirements. If any other company claims that kind of presence nationally and internationally, it’s just not true.

They can’t match our quality, skill or versatility. Our technicians are highly trained and proficient, whether it’s IID installation, training, maintenance or removal. We install on any vehicle, and also support other types of alcohol monitoring, such as portable breathalyzers.

Convenience is also an important part of the equation. That’s why we make it easy to find a Smart Start service center near you, with more than 1,800 locations.

Avoid Unexpected Fees or Hidden Charges

Getting a straight answer about pricing can be particularly frustrating. But the standard rule still applies: If a price sounds too good to be true, it almost always is.

When it comes to the cost of a quality Ignition Interlock Device, it’s always good to ask three questions:

  1. What costs are mandatory as part of the IID requirement? Since each state or jurisdiction is different, they’ll have their own fee schedules. But dig deeper and you’ll often find hidden costs from a vendor, typically designed as extra service fees, shipping fees or administration charges.That’s not how we do business. Honesty and transparency are at the core of Smart Start’s pricing. We’ll tell you what your program will cost, from installation to removal, with no surprises.
  2. Am I being roped into a long-term contract? We don’t make you feel trapped by requiring a long-term contract.
  3. Are there flexible payment options? You want a full range of choices. That’s why we offer weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or by-monthly payments, as well as autopay. It’s as easy as using our streamlined Client Portal, either online or via smartphone app.

Don’t Let Yourself Get Bullied

We don’t deal in shady tactics, false claims or high-pressure sales. That’s why we’re the No. 1 IID provider nationally and worldwide. Smart Start has been the most trusted name for the highest-quality Ignition Interlock Devices for more than 27 years. We’re here to help you get through your Ignition Interlock requirement as easily as possible.

Join more than 1 million drivers worldwide who have chosen Smart Start at (800) 831-3299, or get a clear, accurate quote online.